World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Inferior medial genicular artery

Article Id: WHEBN0004485088
Reproduction Date:

Title: Inferior medial genicular artery  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Inferior genicular arteries, Inferior lateral genicular artery, Patellar network, Medial genicular artery, Inferior artery
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Inferior medial genicular artery

Inferior medial genicular artery
The femoral artery. (Medial inf. genicular labeled at lower right.)
Anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis arteries. (Medial inferior genicular labeled at upper right.)
Latin Arteria inferior medialis genus
Branches branch to popliteus
Supplies upper end of the tibia, knee-joint
Anatomical terminology

The medial inferior genicular is an artery of the leg.


It first descends along the upper margin of the popliteus, to which it gives branches; it then passes below the medial condyle of the tibia, beneath the tibial collateral ligament, at the anterior border of which it ascends to the front and medial side of the joint, to supply the upper end of the tibia and the knee-joint, anastomosing with the lateral inferior and medial superior genicular arteries.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

See also

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.